Aristotle (Continuum Library Of Educational Thought) by Alexander Moseley

By Alexander Moseley

Aristotle is undisputedly an incredible philosopher in schooling. Alexander Mosley's quantity bargains the main coherent account of Aristotle's academic proposal. This paintings is split into: 1) highbrow Bibliography 2) serious exposition of Aristotle's paintings three) The reception and impact of Aristotle's paintings four) The relevance of the paintings at the present time>

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The militaristic Romans — in very many respects so similar to the Greeks — maintained the importance of landownership and farming as of value, echoes of which permeate European culture even today. This aristocratic philosophy attracted many emulators throughout Western history but also attracted many critics who note that the elitist vision of education (sustained by Aristotle) generally failed to acknowledge the economic and moral role of the lower classes and of women. In many respects, this can be explained by the dominance and maintenance of masculine and martial values in the Hellenic world, ameliorated only by the growing interest in science and in medicine predominantly in the aristocratic Ionian subculture.

Gradually, fee-paying schools emerged for basic education, which continued to reflect the 16 Intellectual Biography needs of the polls and to which the wealthy sent their boys. The polls formed the center of Greek political culture and hence its educational and training curricula. The citizen (male) was very much a citizen of the polls, who owed his life to the city state and therefore was responsible for its defense and moral standing; unique in political history with only Renaissance Venice mimicking its form (Burckhardt, 1999, p.

On the other hand, the Hellenic male's social life centered on the symposium, a ritualistic gathering of friends at a house that often involved entertainment, music, games, and conversation. Guests paid a contribution to the cost of the gathering although sometimes the Heritage and Early Influences 29 evening may be subsidized by one man. After a washing of the hands, food was brought in, then a flute girl (or woman) would play to invoke a libation which would be sung by the guests. There followed much song and drinking of wine and good talk freed from constraint and loosened by alcohol.

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